Annexation Section

LETTER: New council should pull Burien out of the Potential Annexation Area

LETTER: New council should pull Burien out of the Potential Annexation Area

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] I have a dream that one day our elected... [Read more]

LETTER: And now, Dobkin/Giba respond back to Mark Ufkes’ Letter to the Editor

LETTER: And now, Dobkin/Giba respond back to Mark Ufkes’ Letter to the Editor

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] We are not impressed by the rambling accusations... [Read more]

LETTER: Mark Ufkes responds to Dobkin/Giba Letter to the Editor

LETTER: Mark Ufkes responds to Dobkin/Giba Letter to the Editor

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor: The letter from Barbara Dobkin... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘The people of Burien and North Highline deserve the truth…’

LETTER: ‘The people of Burien and North Highline deserve the truth…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Public Information Confirms: Mark Ufkes... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Public information request confirms Burien still in annexation game’

LETTER: ‘Public information request confirms Burien still in annexation game’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear B-Town Blog: A public information... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘As a Burien resident, I encourage the annexation of the rest of North Highline’

LETTER: ‘As a Burien resident, I encourage the annexation of the rest of North Highline’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] After having just read a number of the... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Burien…started to decline when Council became obsessed with annexation’

LETTER: ‘Burien…started to decline when Council became obsessed with annexation’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] I believe Burien’s quality of life... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Annexation is not dead’

LETTER: ‘Annexation is not dead’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, Annexation is not dead. Even... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Why are citizens still paying newsletter printing and mailing costs?’

LETTER: ‘Why are citizens still paying newsletter printing and mailing costs?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor; Why are Burien citizens... [Read more]

Seattle Still Wants North Highline, But Not Now

Seattle Still Wants North Highline, But Not Now

by Jack Mayne Seattle remains interested in annexing North Highline, but just not now. North Highline “Area Y” voters soundly rejected in November the proposal that the area join with Burien. Burien... [Read more]

King County Certifies Nov. 6 Election; Annexation Officially Rejected

King County Certifies Nov. 6 Election; Annexation Officially Rejected

King County Elections certified the final results of the Nov. 6, 2012 general election Tuesday (Nov. 27). One interesting anecdote is that there was a +129.5% increase in voter turnout for the 2012 Area... [Read more]

LETTER: Councilmember ‘Concerned that the Issue of Annexation is Not Settled’

LETTER: Councilmember ‘Concerned that the Issue of Annexation is Not Settled’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter addressed to city attorney Craig Knutson was shared with us by Burien City Councilmember Jack Block Jr.:] Dear Mr. Knutson, Despite a 2-1 rejection by the citizens... [Read more]

VIDEO ADDED: Council Meeting Adjourned Early as Jack Block Jr. Gets Blocked

VIDEO ADDED: Council Meeting Adjourned Early as Jack Block Jr. Gets Blocked

UPDATE 11/20/12 9 p.m.: Video from Monday night’s controversial city council meeting has been added (thanks to Pat Lemoine), showing Jack Block Jr.’s motions, as well as responses from Gerald... [Read more]

LETTER: What is ‘Tally of Tax Money Spent Pursuing Annexation of Area Y?’

LETTER: What is ‘Tally of Tax Money Spent Pursuing Annexation of Area Y?’

Members of the Council: Annexation of Area Y was rejected by their residents. The City of Burien spent a considerable amount of money studying and promoting annexation, including hiring staff for this... [Read more]

King County Exec. Dow Constantine Releases Statement on Annexation Defeat

King County Exec. Dow Constantine Releases Statement on Annexation Defeat

King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement Thursday (Nov. 8) regarding the defeat of proposed annexations in North Highline/White Center and West Hill: “We acknowledge... [Read more]

ELECTION: White Center Annexation On Way to Being Soundly Defeated

ELECTION: White Center Annexation On Way to Being Soundly Defeated

UPDATE: It looks like Burien’s proposed annexation of White Center will be soundly defeated, as the second round of results released by King County Elections on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 7) show... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Annexation of White Center Losing by Wide Margin

ELECTION RESULTS: Annexation of White Center Losing by Wide Margin

The first round of results for Tuesday’s General Election (Nov. 6), have been released, and the early tally shows that Burien’s proposed annexation of North Highline/White Center is losing... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘City Manager is Unaware there is a Tree Pruning & Cutting Permit Process’

LETTER: ‘City Manager is Unaware there is a Tree Pruning & Cutting Permit Process’

Letter to the Editor – In a final touch of levity, I would like to discuss the most recent articles about how the Burien City Manager went to the North Highline Unincorporated Council and told them once... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What are the New Taxes and Fees and Rates’ for Annexation?

LETTER: ‘What are the New Taxes and Fees and Rates’ for Annexation?

To the Editor: What new taxes, franchise fees and user fees will Area Y/ White Center residents, residential property owners and business owners have to pay to be part of Burien? What are the new taxes... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Who is Funding and Running the Area Y Annexation Campaign?

LETTER: ‘Who is Funding and Running the Area Y Annexation Campaign?

To the Editor – Who is funding and running the Area Y/North Highline/White Center annexation campaign? Why is annexation being pressed for so hard right now by Burien politicians? In the local blogs... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘As Responsible White Center Business Owners, We Support Annexation’

LETTER: ‘As Responsible White Center Business Owners, We Support Annexation’

As responsible White Center business owners, we support annexation to Burien. Burien does not have a problem with vandalism, open alcohol, drug dealing, or prostitution in its commercial district, and... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Appears to be a PAC’

LETTER: ‘North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Appears to be a PAC’

Letter to the Editor: The North Highline Unicorporated Council Appears to be Political Action Group(s) that hides under a non profit status… So who really is the NHUAC? Are they the informational community... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Burien is Becoming Less Connected to Its Citizens Each Year’

LETTER: ‘Burien is Becoming Less Connected to Its Citizens Each Year’

Dear Editor: As a business and property owner in the White Center area for over 20 years, I exercised my legal right to send a letter to voters in unincorporated White Center, warning them about $16,000... [Read more]

REPORT: Pro Annexation Signs Being Posted in Illegal Spots in North Highline

REPORT: Pro Annexation Signs Being Posted in Illegal Spots in North Highline

Barbara Dobkin is reporting that “many of the Pro Annexation signs that were posted on wire stands throughout North Highline have gone missing. Now signs are showing up with industrial staples attached... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I’m Pat LeMoine and I am Against Being Annexed by Burien’

LETTER: ‘I’m Pat LeMoine and I am Against Being Annexed by Burien’

Hi, I’m Pat LeMoine and I am against being annexed by the city of Burien. What helped solidify my opinion are the dozen or so newly annexed Burien residents of Area X that I have talked to. I have heard... [Read more]

Next NHUAC Meeting will be Nov. 1

Next NHUAC Meeting will be Nov. 1

The North Highline Unincorporated Area Council monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, beginning at 7 p.m. at the North Highline Fire Station (1243 112th Street SW). Guests will be Brenda Bauer... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘City of Burien Has a Structural Financial Deficit & is Going Broke’

LETTER: ‘City of Burien Has a Structural Financial Deficit & is Going Broke’

To the Editor: The City of Burien has a structural financial deficit and is going broke. At the City Council meeting of October 22, 2012, the City Manager/Mike Martin and the City Council tried to deny... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Please Welcome Our Latest Advertiser, the ‘Independent White Center PAC’

Please Welcome Our Latest Advertiser, the ‘Independent White Center PAC’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following “Blogvertorial” post is a paid political Advertisement. The views and opinions expressed within are not necessarily those of South King Media.] Please welcome... [Read more]